What are the main companies you work with in this scheme? And what are the main services you push ie. is it cloud, data analytic etc. I'm not sure if tech consulting is solving technology issues or strategic consulting through a means of technology if that makes sense?
Any advice would be appreciated
Hi Kush. Typically, we are focused on solving business problems - enabled through technology. The technologies used can be a combination of cloud, analytics / other new age fintech stuff.....or often core technology systems.
So, while we have various practices focused on highly specialised areas (for example cloud technologies), the answer for each client is different and we bring in the relevant experts together for that client.
Thanks for your response,
And the services? Or companies within these services? Is there any chance you can illustrate 'solving business problems' through an example project
Sure, so personally my team is focused on Financial services and specifically Insurance companies.
The clients I look after are typically either a> London / Lloyds market Insurance companies ....that insure highly specialised things like nuclear submarines, power plants...or even David Beckham's leg :)
Or....B> More popular General insurance companies - like Directline, Aviva, Hastings, that we all use for car / home Insurance.
One of my recent client projects was to help an Insurer expand their product offering in new markets in Belgium / Germany. This involved setting up the entire operations - right from the new website in German / Flemish to opening new offices. This also involved choosing and implementing new technology systems that would enable them to go to market quickly and increase their customer base. So the choice / design / implementation of technology is driven by the "business need" of launching in Belgium & Germany.
Does that help at all?
Yes that sounds very interesting - did any of your projects require technical knowhow and if so does the company sponsor technical training at all?
I'm quite keen to start as a consultant but in the future build specialism in an aspect of technology consulting such as analytics or cloud and want be an expert in that field but feel I would for example do courses to learn the ins and outs of these services
That's a great place to be in and a strong emerging area for the majority of our clients. And yes, we do have a thorough training / certification scheme that is offered based on individual interest and market demand.
Hi! Just wondering in the project you were just talking about, as a technology consultant, did you just work on the part of the project that involved implementing the new technology? As in, for the non-technology-focused part of the project, was that handled by a consultant specialised in a different division?
Hi Rhea, clients don't usually look at business problems as technology / non technology. And in that particular client, the team at the start was a mixed team that consisted of Corporate finance, Operations & Technology members. As the project evolved from design to delivery phase....we then had individual teams looking at those three areas. The key to Deloitte's offering is that we have breadth & depth of experts and we "hand pick" teams that are relevant for a particular client situation.
Oh, ok. So everyone in the team pretty much worked as a consultant, even if their official job title isn't such?
True, but of-course the roles were defined based on the nature of the project and the team's skill set
Ah, I see. Thanks for the response!
It's a pleasure, good luck with your application
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